July 27, 2012
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People have forgotten… “That the very bones of the United States — the constitution we claim to hold so dear — was crafted by highly educated political idealists of the Enlightenment, who firmly believed that freedom and a more just society are possible only through the actions of an enlightened and educated population of voters.

Frankly, it’s sickening, not to mention dangerous. If the haters, fearers, and political opportunists have their way, they will gut one of the greatest institutions in human history and, in the process, will cut the throat of this country, draining its lifeblood of future creativity.”

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Thank you to Angela Zito, director of Religious Studies at NYU and my academic advisor, who pointed to this post, “a great, sobering summary of the magnitude of the decline” of our nation’s relationship to academia.

And thanks to Terran Lane, (formerly) of U. New Mexico, for writing it over at Ars Experientia.

May 25, 2012
Little Girls, Future Powerful Women

New post from Mary Valle for The Revealer!

Someone at UCSSB HQ has finally clicked on the links to anti-Girl Scout material on the web (for instance, here and here).  Some Americans are upset because of alleged “ties” between GSUSA and Planned Parenthood. Some demand that GSUSA leave WAGGS (the international organization of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides) over WAGGS’ statement of support for sex education.

It seems a lot of the hysteria comes back to portrayals of little feminist robots selling cookies to fund abortions, when they’re not having a lot of “explicit” sex ed shoved down their throats.

Read the full article here.

May 25, 2012
Beating back the Boeing behemoth >> Waging Nonviolence

Frida Berrigan doesn’t like war profiteering, and neither should  you.

Despite the faceless façade, Boeing is a good focal point for those protesting the United States’ war in Afghanistan, those outraged by continued cuts to social spending, those undone by the pervasiveness of corporate greed and malfeasance in this country.

Read the full article here.

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